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91-year-old rural West Salem resident, Juanita Ginther, died Tuesday, April 22 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.  She worked for several years at the Brown Shoe Factory and later worked for the Illinois Gas Company in the office until

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Sonja Mercer75-year-old Fairfield resident, Sonja Mercer, died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Mercer of Fairfield; a daughter, Mary Mercer of Fairfield;  two sons, John Mercer of Cincinnati, OH and Brian

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Anita Turner photo63-year-old Fairfield resident, Anita Turner, died at 2:58 p.m. Friday, April 18 at her home.  She had been a CNA at Fairfield Memorial Hospital for 29 years and was a member of the Lebanon C.P. Church.

Surviving are her

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84-year-old Raleigh, NC resident, formerly of McLeansboro, Ralph Dean Hawthorne, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, April 18 at University of North Carolina Hospital at Chapel Hill.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in security for McDonald

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Chris Wise picFairfield’s newest firefighter, Chris Wise, has graduated from fire academy training and will be on duty soon.  Fire Chief Mike Pottorff said Wise graduated from seven weeks of intense training at the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, IL,

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The trial of suspended White County jailer, 38-year-old Phillip Lowery, ended in a mistrial late Friday night after the jury was deadlocked following nearly 12 hours of deliberations.  Lowery stood trial on a class-2 felony charge of aggravated criminal

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M. Clark Obit78-year-old Kennett, MO resident, formerly of Flora, Mrs. Mine Clark, died at 3:42 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO.

Survivors include two sons, Mark and wife Terri Clark of Poplar Bluff, MO and

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A mistrial has been declared in the sexual abuse trial of suspended White County jailer, 38-year-old Phillip Lowery.  More than ten hours of deliberations resulted in a hung jury.  Lowery was on trial for one count of aggravated

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Verdonna harl80-year-old Wayne and White County resident, Verdonna (Bircket) Harl, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.

Surviving are a her husband Bill Harl of Springerton; one daughter, Debbie (Lawrence) Fitch of Flora; one

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77-year-old Grayville resident, Patricia L. Bush, died Wednesday, April 9 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and gardening.

Surviving are a son, Leslie Bush of Grayville; two daughters, Patty Jo

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